If you’re more of an axe-swing first and ask questions later kind of demon slayer, then the Diablo Immortal barbarian is the best call for your adventure through Activision Blizzard’s mobile action RPG. With ridiculous bulk, and power to boot, this unholy alternative to the crusader smashes skulls with ease wherever they find themselves.
As you’ve found yourself here, that means you’re probably looking for a Diablo Immortal barbarian build guide. Despite the natural strengths of, well, strength in this class, it can be difficult to figure out exactly what the best combination of skills, gems, and stats are, so we’ve put together some tried and tested strategies to barge through the baddies and bosses of the underworld.
For more tips and tricks to get you through Sanctuary in one piece, be sure to check out our other build guides, including Diablo Immortal’s necromancer, Diablo Immortal’s demon hunter, and Diablo Immortal’s crusader. Or, if you need to pick up some of the gear mentioned in this article, check out our Diablo Immortal crests and rifts guide to find out how.
Best Diablo Immortal barbarian skills
As a melee and strength-based class, both the primary and secondary skills of Diablo Immortal’s barbarian centre around being right in the heat of the battle. The default level one primary skill, lacerate, is one of the better starting skills throughout the classes, launching a series of powerful attacks. The level 32 primary skill unlock for the barbarian, frenzy, is also incredibly effective, functioning similarly to lacerate, but with a higher damage output that stacks up to five times.
Unlike some characters who have different options in their playstyle, the only real way to go with the barbarian is to build an all-out brute that’s perfectly comfortable in the thralls of battle. Because of this, we’ve selected the moves that consistently deal the most damage, or offer quicker attacking options, leaving you to try a few out and find your favourites.
|Skill||Unlock level||Skill type||Skill effect|
|Hammer of the Ancients||One||Damage||Summon a giant hammer to damage opponents and shake the ground for two seconds|
|Whirlwind||Eight||Damage/channel||Spin quickly in a target area, damaging any enemies that come into contact|
|Sprint||15||Buff||Increase your movement speed by 50%, while being able to pass through enemies for 4.5 seconds|
|Ground stomp||41||Charge/control||Chargeable ground stomp that deals damage and stuns enemies for 1.5 seconds|
|Undying rage||44||Buff||Four seconds of invulnerability, as well as a 30% health increase for all damage to opponents during the time|
|Wrath of the berserker||50||Buff||Double your attack speed, and increase your movement speed by 20% for 6.5 seconds|
Best gems for Diablo Immortal barbarian
There are no prizes for guessing what we’re looking for when deciding on gems for Diablo Immortal’s barbarian – essentially, whatever best boosts brute strength even further. For this reason, we recommend the chained death orb, offering a further boost for what the barbarian does best – clattering through multiple opponents. There are other options to suit other playstyles and builds though, so check out the list below.
|Chained death||Increases your damage output depending on the number of enemies you’re currently fighting|
|Fervent fang||Creates a stacking damage bonus that is particularly useful against single bosses|
|Berserker’s eye||Boosts damage output and damage taken, which is manageable with the barbarian’s bulk|
Best stats for Diablo Immortal barbarian
Much like the crusader, you want to aim your stat increases towards strength, fortitude, and vitality. With just these three elements combined, you can easily build a tanky barbarian who can lead from the front, while ranged and magic attackers create chaos from behind. There is some scope for willpower, though it’s too situationally dependent to need a buff all the time, and there’s absolutely no need for any intelligence aspects.
Now you should be fully prepared to piece together a Diablo Immortal barbarian build and head out to decapitate some demons. For more hell-raising adventures, be sure to check out our picks for the best games like Diablo on Switch and mobile. And if you’re playing the latest game, then check out the best Diablo 4 Necromancer build, a full Diablo 4 classes list, and the PCGamesN team and Blizzard’s recommendations for the best Diablo 4 builds.